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Merced woman killed running across Highway 99 during traffic stop, CHP says

MERCED COUNTY, California - A Merced woman was killed on Highway 99 near Atwater when she ran across the highway during a traffic stop Wednesday night, the California Highway Patrol said.


Merced County sheriff’s deputies convicted in misdemeanor bar fight. Will they be disciplined?

Two Merced County Sheriff’s sergeants — one of whom is an elected official — pleaded no contest Wednesday to public disturbance charges following the beating of another peace officer and a bystander who was unwittingly dragged into an altercation, according to witnesses.


5-Year-Old’s Body Found in Stanislaus River, Sheriff’s Department Says

STANISLAUS COUNTY — The body of a 5-year-old girl who slipped and fell into the Stanislaus River Sunday has been located, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.


One of two attempted murderers arrested

TURLOCK – On the morning of March 8th a man and woman arrived at a house in the 1400 block of South First Street. Not long after that, another car containing two males also arrived at the residence.


California among states considering caregiver tax credits

Gloria Brown didn’t get a good night’s sleep. Her husband, Arthur Brown, 79, has Alzheimer’s disease and had spent most of the night pacing their bedroom, opening and closing drawers, and putting on and taking off his jacket.


California woman arrested for elder, animal abuse after dad, 96, found in home with up to 700 rats, cops say

A California woman was arrested after authorities discovered her 96-year-old father and multiple pets living inside a home in conditions described as "not fit for human living" with up to 700 rats inside, officials said Tuesday.


Friends speak out as police search for suspect in shooting that killed former Merced County DA's son

ATWATER, Calif. (KFSN) -- A killer still on the run. Atwater police are continuing to follow up on leads in hopes of catching the person responsible for shooting 22-year-old Ethan Morse.


Store clerk attacked by robbery suspect

A Turlock woman’s plan to steal clothes from a downtown Turlock store seemingly went awry when she punched an employee, which landed her in jail on a robbery charge. The incident began shortly after 3:30 p.m. March 15, when Mandy Hodges, 33, entered the Envy clothing store on E. Main Street.


Rainbow Over Merced: Photo Of The Week

MERCED, CA — Patch reader Rakesh Srivastava shared this dramatic photo taken in Merced after the storms. Cell phones capture amazing images. If you have an awesome photo of nature, breath-taking scenery, kids caught being kids, a pet doing something funny or something unusual you happen to catch wit


Flood Of Comments Dunk On Central California Gang Member’s Civil War-Style Revolver

FRESNO (CBS13) – A Facebook post on an admitted gang member’s arrest has gone viral thanks to his apparent taste for rustic guns. Back on March 11, Fresno police announced they had arrested 19-year-old Amador Carlos Martinez during a gang violence reduction mission in the city.


Officials: A Body Has Been Recovered From The Stanislaus River

STANISLAUS (CBS13) — The Stanislaus County Sheriff confirms a body has been located in the Stanislaus River. The identity of the body has not been confirmed. The body was found after 5 p.m. Wednesday.


California car chase suspect breakdances before being taken into custody, video shows

A Southern California driver apparently couldn’t help but dance after reportedly leading authorities in a car chase Tuesday night. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) started tailing the suspect in the Calabasas area and ultimately followed until they got off the freeway in the San Fernando Valley,


Bill to Require California School Districts to Limit or Ban Smartphone Use Makes Its Way Through State Assembly

Classrooms across the state may soon be required to restrict or ban smartphones under a new bill making its way through the California State Assembly. The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Albert Muratsuchi of Torrance, was sent to the State Assembly Education Committee for the second time Wednesda


New photo: California’s super bloom as seen from outer space

(CNN) — An image from outer space confirms what thousands of Californians have experienced from ground level: This year’s wildflower super bloom is amazing. The WorldView-2 satellite, owned by DigitalGlobe, captured an image of Riverside County’s Walker Canyon covered in blooming orange poppies on M


Wanted Suspect for Attempted Murder

On Friday, March 8, 2019, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a male victim and female associate arrived at a residence in the 1400 block of South First Street in Turlock. Shortly, thereafter, a vehicle occupied by Thomas McAbee, a 21 year old male from Ceres, and Luiz Martinez, a 21 year old male from Turl


River Levels Again On The Rise

With the late afternoon recovery Wednesday of Matilda Ortiz, 5, who fell into the Stanislaus River at Knights Ferry on Sunday, the water levels on the river are back to previous levels.


Valley Milk Simply Bottled raw milk recalled

Raw milk produced and packaged by Valley Milk Simply Bottled of Stanislaus County is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones.


Road collapses in rural Turlock

The intersection of Harding and Mitchell roads west of Turlock is closed following the erosion of ground above an irrigation pipe that led to the collapse of the road. Around 10:30 a.m. Monday a Turlock Irrigation District employee observed some erosion around the pipeline on Harding Road, according


Missing Turlock girl found in stolen vehicle in Ripon

A 12-year-old reported missing in Turlock was found with two teenagers in a stolen vehicle in Ripon on Saturday. The Ripon Police Department arrested two 16-year-old boys and returned the 12-year-old to her family.


City officials approve transfer site to stop illegal dumping in Merced

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Mattresses, TV 's, and refrigerators, these are all items that have been spotted on roads and in alleyways throughout the city of Merced. Now officials say a new multi-use site will fix the problem.